Sunday, December 30, 2012

Macrame Hanging Planter


A couple of months ago I bought a small glass bowl at the op shop for 50c. As it didn't have a base I thought it would be perfect for a macrame hanging planter. My mother taught me macrame as a child and I think I made some hideous brown hanging thing. I still remember the smell of the jute - yuk! Anyway,I had been on the look out for some coloured cord for a while and "Ta-da" the other day at Spotlight there it was...brights, neons, you get the picture.....
 
I think calling this macrame is slightly stretching it as it's really just a couple of knots but maybe I'll challenge myself next time!
 
 
 
 

 
Here's the link to the instructions I used.
 
 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Holidays....


I hope you've all had a brilliant Xmas! The South Island of New Zealand has had beautiful, hot, sunny weather so we've been kicking back in the sunshine. My workplace has closed for 3 weeks so I have until the 14th Jan to get my huge list of chores done. One of the things on my list was to tidy up my sewing room. As Xmas approaches and I get more and more anxious about having enough stock I fail to put anything away and end up with a huge mess!
 
Witness below....
 
 
 
 

 
 
It's still a work in progress so I can't show you the after photo yet but hopefully it'll be transformed in the next few days.
 
 
I did find 2 boxes full of stationery, toys etc that hadn't been unpacked since we moved house nearly 2 years ago...oops! Anyway, these 2 swans were in one of the boxes so I planted some succulents from my garden in them and gave them a new home. Also, the eggcup was an op shop find a couple of weeks ago.
 
 
 
Happy holidays!
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Cake Stands...

 
 
 
Mandy
 

 
Gina
 

 
Little Boy Blue
 

 
Linda
 
 
 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Xmas!

 
Merry Xmas to all my bloggy friends out there! May the coming year be filled with lots of crafty goodness and vintage finds.
 
xx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, December 17, 2012

This Weeks Finds...

 
Pretty slim pickings this week! Probably just as well.....
 
 
 
Love this cute little Disney duck...
 

 
 
 

 
more vintage playing cards...
 

 
beautiful wool felt...
 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
large glass jar...

 
Anyone know what the lid is about?
 
 Linked up with Thriftasaurus and The Nifty Thrifty

Sunday, December 9, 2012

This Weeks Finds...


Oh dear! I seem to have outdone myself with the amount of vintage china I found this week - yikes!



 
 

 
 

 
more tapestries...
 

 
 

 
I LOVE this wrapping paper...
 

 
 

 
 

 
I'm thinking this fancy dress magazine could have some good tips for future dress ups...
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 




 
 




 
 

 
 

 
Linked up with Sir-Thrift-a-Lot for Thriftasaurus and Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Monday
 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Xmas Decos.....

 
Last week I made some little Xmas decorations from scraps. The cowboy fabric ones were off cuts from some baby bibs I made a few years ago. The fabric was so cute I couldn't bear to throw it out at the time so I'm glad I could finally use them! 
 
 



 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Foxy...

 
Meet Foxy! I made him/her yesterday and will try to churn some out before Xmas for pressies.
 
Oops - I took this photo before work this morning and didn't realize the poor critter was covered in fluff!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

This Weeks Finds...


 
I'm trying to be zen about this Xmas thing but it never happens! What with markets, Xmas shopping, work do's and other get togethers I end up stressed, stressed stressed. This year is no exception....
 
My traditional way to de-stress is to op shop but at the moment my sewing room is so full that I feel ill when I see the piles of treasure piling up.
 
Do I have a problem? Hell, yes!
 
Anyway, adding to my stress this week I found....
 
 
 



 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 

Lots of amazing tapestries...
 

 
 

 
some hand stitched  ethnic placemats (I made some Xmas decos from these - will try to remember to share a pic)...
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 Linked up this week with The Nifty Thrifty and Thriftasaurus